There’s no better feeling than when winter starts to pass. Cold nights and darker days can bring some people’s moods down and then, and it has a knock-on effect when cleaning your home. After the rush of Christmas and the hustle of having family members in and out of your home creating memories that will last a lifetime, the best way to reset is to have a good spring clean.
We’re here to help ensure that you cover all areas of your home to help you start the new year fresh and clean in a home you can relax in. So, when spring cleaning, we believe it is best to withdraw from the top down. This allows you to ensure you’re not creating a mess on top of the clean areas you have already cleaned.
So, let’s get started, beginning in the bathroom.
The bathroom is one of the more intricate rooms and usually requires more attention, so it’s best to start here while fresh and ready to clean.
Wipe down all window sills and shelving, brushing them onto the floor. The floor will be the last surface you clean in this room, so touching, dusting, and debris onto the floor at the beginning won’t matter. Place some cleaning product down the toilet bowl. This will give it time to soak while you clean the rest of the room. Make sure to wipe down all door frames and skirting, removing all dust.
Next, descale taps and fixtures, including shower screens.
If shower screens are glass, use a glass-friendly cleaning product to ensure no smearing and cloudiness are left behind. We always say eco-friendly products are the most efficient and safest for the family and planet. Be sure not to miss light fittings and light switches. Once all surfaces have been cleaned, dusted and disinfected, you can empty the room of all the cleaning equipment and products you have used and sweep/ vacuum the floor.
Mopping in the bathroom should always be the last step in the bathroom. You don’t want to walk back over a freshly cleaned floor to finish missed sections. Mop using long sweeping motions from side to side, slowly allowing you to scoop up and cut debris in the mop. Now the bathroom has been spring cleaner.
You can move on to the rest of the home – the other rooms are similar.
Start by wiping all higher shelving and surfaces and dusting all surfaces, including doors and frames. All decorative items will also need a wipe-over to remove dust. Once satisfied with the room, you can vacuum and mop if hard flooring is present. The only room that is slightly different will be the kitchen. This room may need some extra attention. After all, this room has just served you and your family a fantastic festive dinner, and this can take its toll on appliances.
To start, remove and clean the inside of the devices, wipe all food debris out, pull out small appliances and wipe the worktops behind. This is where much food debris can gather and not be seen. Inside the oven can also get pretty grubby, so take all racking out and give that a soak in the sink using eco-friendly products. This can soak while you continue to clean.
Wipe down all sideboards and pack away any washing on the draining board
Clearing away can bring a sense of cleanliness to the kitchen; packing up any clutter can also give a clean feel. Once you are satisfied with how everything looks, you can sweep/ vacuum and then mop the flooring finish of the kitchen.
Once every room has been completed, you will be ready to enter the new year fresh, clean and clear-minded. A fresh start and a clean, sparkling home can help you start the new year with a positive attitude. Spring cleaning is rewarding and can help you keep on top of the cleaning before it gets too out of hand, making it easier to stay on top of and not get overwhelmed.